Bristol Board, crayons, markers or paints, scissors, stapler, miscellaneous craft supplies.
Cut strip of Bristol board at least 3 inches wide and long enough for the hat to wrap around the child’s head and overlap itself. Cut five long triangle shapes out of Bristol board. Glue pom-pom at longest point. Decorate, size on child’s head, remove and staple. Staple triangle pieces onto hat so that the pom-poms droop down.
Cut three strips of Bristol board at least 3 inches wide and long enough for the hat to wrap around the child’s head and overlap itself. Take one strip and size on child’s head, remove and staple. Take another strip and starting from one end, fold over about two inches. Fold again the opposite way another two inches. Continue until you get an accordion. This will form the spiny scales. Staple one end to the front of the hat. Before stapling to the opposite side, make sure that it is high enough so that the child’s head does not flatten out the scales. Create the spiny scales with the last piece of Bristol board. Staple onto the back of the hat just below where the scales on the top end.